Fort Huachuca, Arizona
July 11, 2003
Performance #2 is a bunch of Infantry soldiers just over the Iraqi border only days after the ground war started. Due to the stress of battle, their minds switched into a self-defense mode and played a trick on them. They all thought they were in Hawaii hanging ten on the big island, and very happy to see more local "howlies" with them on the beach.
Performance #3 was a solo. During a bad sandstorm this soldier (vacationer) was trying to get from one zone of fresh air to another while holding his breath in the process. Our "Star Search" cameras stopped him and low and behold, he's got an entry for one of the better human blow fish impersonations I've ever seen. Either that, or he's playing the "air tuba". A great performance regardless which way you slice it.
Performace #4 is a local favorite, no pun intended (yeah right!). This young man went all out for his one shot at fame. Not only did he lift his apparently broken leg high into the air while balancing on one crutch and the other leg, he slammed it back down on the pavement to scurry closer to us as we slowly drove by. That had to hurt! We thought he was going to run over and club us the way he brandished his left crutch. Watch out buddy, you could put an eye out with that thing! Enjoy!
From journal Fun, Sun, and Sand